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    I'm looking for a good (free) proxy server so I can share my neighbour's cable connection... any tips?
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    Wouldn't it be easier to just get a hub and hook up it up to the router? I may be wrong, but I thought proxy servers were meant to filter and/or cache the web, not necessarily share interent connections.
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    Originally posted by homer
    Wouldn't it be easier to just get a hub and hook up it up to the router? I may be wrong, but I thought proxy servers were meant to filter and/or cache the web, not necessarily share interent connections.
    I don't want to buy a router...
    And I don't think you can hook up the cable internet straight to a hub....

    I used to have a proxy-server running back home, but forgot the software we used.... (this was for sharing ISDN but should work simular..)
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    ToolKit:

    The cable modems may be something completely different, but our DSL modem is actually a router with dhcp build in, so we just hook up a $20 hub to it and we're off an running. I'm assuming the Cable modem would have to be a router as well, but it may be some sort of proprietary thing that prohibits its use as an actual hub-friendly router.

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    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    I don't want to buy a router...
    And I don't think you can hook up the cable internet straight to a hub....

    I used to have a proxy-server running back home, but forgot the software we used.... (this was for sharing ISDN but should work simular..)
    Assuming you use a PC (and not a Mac) you can use applications like Winproxy (www.winproxy.com) or Sygate. These programs act like software routers, but require the computer on which they reside to be on in order for the other computers to access the internet. I have used Winproxy for this purpose, but when I needed to buy another license to add a fourth computer, I decided to buy a hardware router. After rebate the price of the router was $4 more than Winproxy. Hardware routers work MUCH better than proxyservers (speed and performance). With prices (after rebate) of routers being so low, it is really a no brainer to get a router instead of a software proxyserver. There is one thing a software solution let you do easier than most routers: filtering of objectionable sites. My SMC router does not have this capability, but one can log all the sites accessed, but of course this requires a computer to be on all the time to log this.

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